The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

4.8
3459 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Victor Café is an Italian restaurant that cultivates old traditions and seamlessly blends them with new ones. With classic Italian dishes and unforgettable live music, we invite you to join us for many enjoyable evenings for years to come.

PLEASE NOTE: Multiple reservations made for the same party cannot be seated together. To book large parties that are not available by default on OpenTable, please contact the restaurant directly.
When booking, party size should encompass total number of guests, including children. We try our best to accommodate special requests, however they are not guaranteed.

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ks14951
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even better entertainment! What a great experience. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipRizzi
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday; mother’s day

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vipLMBrooks
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!! We are in love with this place! Beautiful service from Ryan who made our night special! Delicious food from the kitchen! Perfect glass of wine! I highly recommend this restaurant to all!
Thank you for making our night special!


And another thing.... A thousand gold stars for the COVID procedures put in place to make everyone feel safe. Every restaurant should take a page from their strict guidelines!

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TishP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been here for many years and definitely not during the pandemic. We had a wonderful afternoon and would highly recommend victors!

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natalies
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing Mother's Day outing at The Victor Cafe! Our server was super attentive, gave great recommendations for drinks and entrees. The creme brûlée was amazing! The singing was really the icing on the cake for my daughter and I! A must go in your in Philly or visiting the city.
Valet parking was only $12 bucks and right in front of the restaurant. Will def being out of town'ers when to come to visit!

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vipKris
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a fun experience at the Victor. Love it there.

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evelynwaugh
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening we enjoyed our meal and my friend really enjoyed her Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner with Opera. The very best that Philadelphia has to offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been me and my wife’s regular spot now for date nights. We absolutely love it not only is the singing incredible but the food and servers are absolutely amazing. We will be coming once a month from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant is the selling point. The wait staff are classically trained singers and don’t disappoint. Was hoping the pasta would be a bit fresher but the rest of the food was solid. Great cocktails.

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CarlM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The singing was phenomenal. The food was delicious. The only downer was I asked the waiter if the veal veal saltimbocca could be served without mushrooms and the waiter said yes. It came with mushrooms which I just picked out. Not really a big deal, but I think he either forgot to put that detail in the order or didn't realize cook could not make that adjustment.

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vipJacks
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everyone totally enjoyed their meals. Will certainly go again.

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vipDanaM
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For dinning outside in a busy South Philly
Residential area, when the singer was out on the Terrace. You could hear a pin drop. Very impressive I must say. I do miss the veal dishes they use to have on the menu and I do hope they come bring them back.
The only place I know that could serve a Veal Marsala that would cut with my fork.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, romantic atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance, staff and opera performances were all amazing! I cannot wait to go back again.

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vipBensalemJoe
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for me, but definitely not the last. What a wonderful dining experience, not to be missed. The traditional Italian offerings here are simply wonderful. Folks; it's not all about red sauce, but if you choose to go that way, the "gravy" is outstanding. Salads, Appetizers, Entrees, Desserts, Cocktail, Wine, Coffee, Espresso are all top notch. You couple all of this with a wait staff that is formally trained in music/opera, and it's simply magical. One of the staff will sing an Operatic piece every 20 minutes. If you choose dining on the street outside, you won't miss out as there is a 2nd floor faux balcony that is also used by the staff to serenade the diners. The Victor Cafe is not to be missed. Our server, Ryan, while being a helpful and knowledgeable server, is an even better tenor.
Many thanks to the entire staff at The Victor. Kudos to the kitchen staff as well. Well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from South Philly & have such fond memories of this spot. Food & service has always been AMAZING. It was my boyfriend’s first time and cannot stop talking about our great evening & fabulous food!

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GaetanoG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Italian food lovers dream!!!!!
literally felt like I had an out of body experience between the servers singing opera every 15 minutes and the most amazing quality food I ever had and I grew up in the Italian food industry

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vipJack
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Victor Cafe has been hit or miss the last several times we’ve gone. This was a miss. We ate inside this time. Service from DeShawn? not 100% on his name, was super sloooow. Food was ok, never super good, never super bad. The Chicken Piccata was grissly this time. Our mild complaints were never acknowledged by him. Def seems to be going downhill.

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MonicaZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a lot of fun with the opera singing and style, and the food was great too. We had a great Saturday night date night.

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ColleenW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! Kudos to them for keeping the live opera singing going safely! Waiter was terrific! All food was terrific! Great experience all around and fun atmosphere!!!

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LisaL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Food and service were EXCELLENT, BUT MOST OF ALL... LUCIANA WAS PHENOMENAL! Her singing brought tears to my eyes! BRAVA! 👏

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vipStef
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The opera singers are fantastic and our food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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vipHarryS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Victor’s café! The food and performances are spectacular. Always a great experience.

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Lindie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the service was amazing, and the entertainment made it even better!

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Bryan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and amazing atmosphere. Exactly what we were looking for.

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FoodCzar
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant where you go to enjoy a meal, the company you're with and the opera singers with no rush. The meal is nicely coursed out, you're beautifully serenaded every 20 minutes or so and the service is impeccable. We dined outside at sunset & it was nice. The inside of the restaurant is lovely.

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GuilB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, all of the waitresses can sing a good opera, the ambiance is exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, romantic experience with delicious food and professional, friendly and talented wait staff.

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vippaulS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Victor Café offers ambience that is unparalleled the food is always exquisite and the French martinis are the envy of the city you can never go wrong at the Victor Café

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DianeR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable time and a good dinner. Portions are hearty and tasty.
Waiters singing is entertaining. I've been there many times over the years and never disappointed. I would recommend it especially to opera lovers.

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vipGeorgeM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, the singing was extraordinary, just a perfect night.

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DavidB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Super efficient process, getting seated and upon greeting. Followed all Covid protocol and our night was perfect. The performers, the drinks and the food was just awesome.

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AHappyCustomer
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday. Talented opera singers who double as servers. Interesting ambiance with photos of famous opera singers and Philadelphians. Upstairs is where the Rocky pictures are located. Definitely a do-it-once-to-experience-it establishment. The highlight of my meal was the New York Strip, which had a combo of sweet and salty taste. Fun time which made for a memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We Requested to sit by the rocky picture, and they put a table right in front of it to accommodate us. The food was absolutely amazing! The lounge upstairs was very unique and a wonderful place to relax and have a drink, but due to Covid it was not allowed. We loved the Rocky memorabilia, and the opera singing was amazing. We would definitely go back. Our main issue was that you couldn’t find parking and were forced to valet. All in all it was an excellent experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw lots of good reviews about this place. Came in with the bf for his bday and was not disappointed. We got the chicken piccata, spaghetti with meatballs, and the Tiramisu. The food was great, service was great, and the servers periodically sing throughout their service. It was a fun experience and would definitely go there again. Lastly, third floor looked cool and looks like it can be used for an event ;).

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the restaurant staff were so attentive and friendly. This was our first time there and excited to visit it again. The entertainment from the staff was incredible the opera singing was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time, great food.

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AaronW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! They sing and everything!

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RCCIII
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, clean, and live singing. Loved it.

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The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 3459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.